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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 988,878 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 536,237 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 564,477 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 636,875 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 597,242 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 503,599 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 501,662 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 586,590 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 541,864 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 606,497 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 89,054 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 116,894 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 80,329 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 24,807 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 21,175 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 30,622 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 60,005 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 30,563 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 23,516 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 19,737 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 25,444 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 24,353 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 28,021 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 15,693 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 10,143 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 20,565 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 11,894 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 15,827 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 9,926 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 16,429 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 9,795 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 8,038 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 17,424 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 19,548 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 10,699 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,649 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 10,699 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,293 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,670 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 7,244 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 6,799 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 8,751 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 185,501 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 27,190 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 33,393 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 21,729 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 23,420 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 10,227 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,070 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 12,018 Premium Only